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Afghan military plane crashes in border area of Uzbekistan

ANI | Updated: Aug 16, 2021 18:32 IST


Tashkent [Uzbekistan], August 16 (ANI): An aircraft with identification signs of the Afghan Air Force crashed in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya Region bordering Afghanistan on Sunday evening.
The Defense Ministry of Uzbekistan is studying reports of the plane crash in the Surkhandarya region, citing Gazeta.uz newspaper reported TASS.
"An aircraft with identification signs of the Afghan Air Force crashed in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya Region on the evening of August 15. Photos and videos posted on the Internet showed parts of the crashed plane and at least one injured person," the statement said.

"The press office of the Defense Ministry has said it is studying the situation," the paper said, reported TASS.
Following the decision of US President Joe Biden on April 14 to wrap up the military operation in Afghanistan, the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated dramatically as the Taliban radical seized Kabul and is in almost full control of the entire country.
Meanwhile, the US military has taken over the security at the Kabul airport to execute the massive airlift of diplomat presence in Afghanistan following the Taliban's takeover of the capital city, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday informed that the President has sent additional forces to ensure an orderly and safe evacuation of the US diplomatic presence in Kabul.
In other recent development, over 60 countries including the US, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and Canada on Sunday (local time) urged "all parties" to safeguard the departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the war-torn country, and said that roads, airports and border crossing must remain open. (ANI)

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